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Exclamation Social Services? - August 10th 2016, 11:58 PM

Can social services look through a minor's phone of the been notified that said individual is suicidal?
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Re: Social Services? - August 11th 2016, 12:19 AM

Why's that? I doubt social services can, but the Police could if they have a concern for your welfare.

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Re: Social Services? - August 11th 2016, 12:47 PM

Is the said child a ward of the state? If so, I'm guessing the answer is yes.

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Re: Social Services? - August 11th 2016, 10:21 PM

depends. ive had many social workers... none of them have done that to me. if they have safegaurding concerns they might be able to..but i dont like know for sure...

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Re: Social Services? - August 12th 2016, 03:15 AM

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Can social services look through a minor's phone of the been notified that said individual is suicidal?
In the USA if a psychiatrist has determined you were a danger to yourself or others, you'd be under observation or committed.

That is an immediate threat. If you're having suicidal thoughts you should take it upon yourself to tell an adult and in that case you'd need to follow up on therapy sessions etc.

In the USA you can't have your phone tapped without a warrant or in rare cases if you're a terrorist they'll watch you anyway.

If you're having these thoughts you shouldn't worry about your phone, worry about your mental health and get some help.
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Re: Social Services? - August 12th 2016, 09:32 PM

It's possible that if you are a ward of the state that they could. If not then it is unlikely that they would be able to. If a social worker or psychiatrist determines that you are a danger to yourself or others they are more than likely going to send you to a psychiatric hospital. I've had this happen to me in the past. It might be different if you live outside of the United States though.

If you are going to harm yourself I would suggest that you open up to an adult so that you can get the proper help and so that you can stay safe.

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Re: Social Services? - August 14th 2016, 04:15 AM

I do not believe they can just look at your phone without a judges' approval.
Your social worker, group home staff or other supervisors/staff may ask to see the phone if they warrant it necessary but you do not have to give it up.
It would be better for you, ore person this regards, to be honest about suicidal thoughts rather than hiding it.
I know honesty is not easy but its really the best way to handle things.
The state have your/the person's best interests in mind (your health).
Hopefully you/the person gets the help that is needed.
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